Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Selecting Paper-Based Tape Backings

By Tom Wengelski
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Creped tape backings can be used in a variety of applications due to their ability to stretch and conform.
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Henkel Acquires Cytec PSA Product Line

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Henkel recently announced it has acquired the high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) product range from Cytec Industries Inc.
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HENKEL ELECTRONIC MATERIALS: Die-Attach Film

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Reportedly compatible with lamination equipment commonly used in the field, the film offers a lamination temperature of 65°C.
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MACtac® PRINTING PRODUCTS: Label

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FDD6919 is a new resilient label optimized for laser and impact printing. Reportedly ideal for chemical drum labeling, the label can offer high strength, tear resistance, dimensional stability and temperature endurance.
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INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP®: Carton Sealing Tape

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Designed specifically for optimal closure of highly recycled corrugate, the tape is manufactured with proprietary Corru-Grip™ adhesive technology.
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OMNOVA SOLUTIONS: Release Coatings, PSAs

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This company announced plans to introduce a line of writeable non-silicone-based release coatings at Label Expo, which will take place September 11-13 in Chicago.
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MACTAC PRINTING PRODUCTS: Label Stock

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This company has expanded its BS 5609:1986 Section 3 certifications for MACtac FCD6914 polyester label stock and VDG6911 vinyl label stock to print with a variety of ITW Thermal Films PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbons.
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FLEXCON: Post-Consumer Waste Release Liner

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This company recently announced the availability of a new post-consumer waste (PCW) 50 lb kraft roll form release liner, made from up to 30% post-consumer waste.
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Conventional and LSE Bonding Solutions for TPO Materials

By Walt Polifka
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TPO materials present unique bonding challenges for PSA manufacturers due to their low-surface-energy characteristics.


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PSTC: PSA Tape Applications Video

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The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently produced a short video to highlight some of the critical applications and uses of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape used in the transportation industry.
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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

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